The first weekend of November 2012 is one that Kerry footballer Paul Galvin will probably never forget. Not only did the four time All-Ireland winner turn 32 on Friday but he launched his website on Saturday and won a Kerry intermediate football championship medal on Sunday.
Galvin finally won the coveted prize as his club Finuge beat Spa from Killarney in a replay in Tralee. The half forward starred for his club alongside new Kerry boss and Galvin’s brother in law Eamon Fitzmaurice. The Kerry manager played for most of the match with a broken jaw and is now a doubt for the club’s Munster championship game against Bruff on Sunday.
Galvin himself will be fit to take to the field fresh from launching his new website thisispaulgalvin.com last Saturday. He chose the name as paulgalvin.com had already been taken by the Motorola boss with whom he shares a name.
The website is about all aspects of Galvin’s life and is the latest string in his media bow, alongside his fashion column in the Irish Independent and his show on Radio Kerry.
Galvin describes his latest venture as: “This is not all of me, just some. Here’s where I let loose a little. You’ll find some fashion, some music, some writing, maybe some football, some doodles, some musings, some ramblings and general stuff I’m into at the moment.”
As well as blogging on fashion and his current tastes in music and pictures from a recent photoshoot, Galvin reveals a different dimension to his personality with the wordplay section of the site. It is an area that has fascinated the three time All-Star.
“Check out the wordplay section where I explore diction, something I’ve always found very interesting as it pertains to how people express themselves through words and is central to how we exist and enjoy our lives. This is my favourite part of the site. I hope you find something new here, something relevant, something important, something educational maybe, something that challenges you or just something you’ll remember,” he writes.
The site has proved a hit with the footballer’s fans as he took to twitter last night to announce that the amount of traffic had caused his website to crash but the gremlins have been put to bed and it’s operating as normal today.